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Poster: high flow Date: Jan 12, 2019 12:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Concerts I saw before the Grateful Dead, 1973-1976

1984 - Zellerbach Hall Berkeley
Marcel Marceau
;)

8/16/1986 - Raising Hell Tour - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Run DMC
Whodini
LL Cool J
Beastie Boys
Timex Social Club

12/16/1988 - Bring the Noise Tour - Henry J. Kaiser Oakland
NWA
Too Short
Eazy-E
EPMD
Public Enemy
Stetsasonic
MC Twist

1989 was one hell of a year. I attended these events.

5/11/1989 NBA Playoffs - Oakland Alameda Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns

5/13/1989 NBA Playoffs - Oakland Alameda Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns

5/27/89 - In Concert Against AIDS - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Stadium)
Tracy Chapman
Joe Satriani
Tower of Power
John Fogarty
Los Lobos
Grateful Dead(Long day, too far from stage. This one doesn't count.)

June 1989 - High School Graduation - Hayward, CA

8/30/1989 - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Stadium)
The Who

10/4/1989 MLB Playoffs AL Championship Series - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Stadium)
Oakland A's vs. Toronto Blue Jays

10/17/1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake - SF Bay Area

10/28/1989 MLB World Series Game 4 - Candlestick Park
Oakland A's defeat SF Giants

11/4/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets

11/4/1989** - Steel Wheels Tour - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Stadium)
Living Color
Rolling Stones

**I was working as a gopher for the Warriors and we snuck over to the stadium and saw a good portion sets by both bands.

11/5/1989 - Steel Wheels Tour - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Stadium)
Living Color
Rolling Stones

11/7/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Clippers

11/9/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers

11/11/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte Hornets

11/22/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings

11/25/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Chicago Bulls

11/29/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks

12/2/1989 NBA - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
Golden State Warriors vs. Milwaukee Bucks

12/6/89 - Loma Prieta Earthquake Benefit - Oakland Alameda County Coliseum(Arena)
The Grateful Dead

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Poster: ganges Date: Jan 12, 2019 1:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Concerts I saw before the Grateful Dead, 1973-1976

My first rock concert was John Mayall early 70, “Turning Point” era, was never a big fan of John but we got in free and were on stage, amazing, first show and 16 years old.

2nd was Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, “Then Play On” was out, he was awesome, it happened a couple of days before he was hit by bad acid and never was the same again, too sad.

Then the list got long in 70:

Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
Santana
Canned Heat
Ten Years After
Jethro Tull
Deep Purple
Taste and Rory Gallagher – he was more than amazing
Yes and others…like Ginger Bakers Airforce
Last Hendrix show, unfortunately pretty bad, some days before he passed, Ididn’t make it to the Isle of Wight (got stuck hitchhiking on the british coast with about 200 fellow hitchhikers all trying to make it, it happened a couple of weeks before he left and was awesome as friends told me who made it. There was a bootleg double album back in the day, one red and one blue LP of his set, really amazing.

then 71:
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Zappa – never liked him much as being the “antipode” of Jerry to me
Johnny Winter
Traffic
Free – I think they made it to the US?
Steamhammer (from England) – I wonder if they ever did make it over the pond and if anybody ever heard of them, they were fantastic
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Genesis, really liked them in the early days with P.G., really really disliked them after he left….

Well there was more but memories fade….

And then Europe 72, the boys 4-26 and 5-18 --- and then one more time 1-18-78 Stockton of all places. We were invited to smoke some strange stuff, I really never knew what it was, by those being next us (no weed or the like) and got kind of knocked out – and Jerry had laryngitis, not a top shelf show, too bad for our only CA show ever.

Those were the days…Belated happy new year to all, G.